Arts & Culture

Pretty purple

Pat Freeman was recently voted Artist of the Month by the Village Art Club. She received top honors for her iris watercolor painting. In a news release, Freeman said, "After admiring a photo of this iris for about 10 years, I finally decided I could paint it in watercolor -- my favorite medium. I'm really pleased with the outcome."

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Local author, poet to host Lattes and Lit event

Author and poet Bud Kenny will read excerpts from his book "Footloose in America, Dixie to New England" at 6 p.m. Saturday during the Lattes and Lit event at Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave., followed by a book signing. Admission is free and open to all ages.

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Oaklawn announces July schedule of events

The 25th annual Spa Blast, presented by Budweiser, will kick off the blazing month of July at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming. The event will be held in Oaklawn's infield July 1 with gates opening at 4 p.m.

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Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dies

NEW YORK -- Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.

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City 12 Hot Springs

Hot Springs government access on Resort Television Cable Channel 12. Programs and broadcast times are subject to change.

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Keep your dogs on leashes to avoid fights and attacks

DEAR ABBY: Please remind your readers that it's important to keep their dogs on a leash for their pets' protection as well as the protection of those around them. In my community, leash laws are rarely enforced, and it's common to see dogs running loose in city parks. The result is an increase in dogfights and unwelcome contact with people. Coyote attacks are also common here in the West, and small dogs are often the victims.

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Excitement building as 4-H O'Rama approaches

One of the many opportunities available to 4-H'ers in Arkansas is competing in the annual 4-H O'Rama program held in Fayetteville at the U of A Campus. O'Rama is the activities competition of the 4-H program. County and district qualifying events include talent, illustrated talks, fashion revue, bicycle competition, gun safety and marksmanship, and public speaking.

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